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Posted: 02/06/2015

Employer
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Historic Preservation and Collections

George Washington’s Mount Vernon, located near Washington, DC, is the historic site dedicated to interpreting the life of the first president within the context of his home and plantation. The 2015 Mount Vernon (MV) / University of Maryland (UMD) Field School in Historic Preservation embarks on its third year of an ongoing project to investigate the archaeological, architectural, and cultural landscape evidence of Mount Vernon to create an integrated approach to its study, documentation, and public presentation.


Position
Historic Preservation Field School
Type
Internship Opportunity
Location
Mount Vernon, VA
Uni
Details
 

This course will instruct students in historic preservation method and theory. Students will learn archaeological and architectural field methodology including surveying, GIS, laboratory procedures, and current themes in historical archaeology and historical preservation. Through readings, discussions, and field trips, as well as conducting fieldwork at George Washingtons original Mansion House Farm, students will delve into three prominent themes of historic house museums the evolution of the plantation landscape, African American history, and public interpretation.

Details:
Field school dates: May 26th- July 2rd, 2015
Faculty: UMD Professor Donald Linebaugh and MV Historic Preservation staff
College Credit: 6 undergraduate or graduate credits
Housing: MV does not offer housing on the property, but staff will work with students to find local accommodations if necessary.

Qualifications:
- Full-time undergraduate or graduate student or recent graduate with good academic standing.
- Interest in historical archaeology, historic preservation, museums, GIS, and American history.
- Strong communication and teamwork skills.
- Capable of doing strenuous work outdoors in hot and humid conditions.

OPen until
03/31/2015

How to apply
Applicants should submit a resume, contact information for two references and a cover letter, including a statement detailing interest in this program by March 31st, 2015. Please email applications to Esther White, Director for Historic Preservation, ewhite@mountvernon.org.
Esther White
ADDRESS
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

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